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Who’s Got the Blues & Why Lecture – Dr. Daphne Duval-Harrison

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Dr. Daphne Harrison, former Chair of the Africana Studies, and Dr. Michelle Scott, Associate Professor of History, joined the Marc Steiner Show on Tuesday, June 19, for a segment called Juneteenth: Holiday Commemorating the Abolition of Slavery in Texas. The oldest known celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Who’s Got the Blues & Why is presented by Dr. Daphne Duval-Harrison and takes a look at the development of “Blues” music through…

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Shirley Moody Turner – African American Educator, Writer and Folklorist

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley I have the honor to speak with Shirley Moody Turner, an associate professor of English and African American Studies. She is the author of Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, co-editor of Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, and has recently signed on as editor of volume VII (focusing on the years 1900-1910) for the Cambridge University Press multi-volume project, African American Literature in Transition. Along with all her works, we will be discussing her latest project The Anna Julia Cooper Digital…

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Amiri Barak – Episode 2 African American Folklorists, Writers and The Blues

Published By: Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This episode Highlights the works of Leroi Jones aka Amiri Baraka. Writer, Activist, Folklorist, Culture Critic, Playwriter and Author of the legendary literature Blues People which like…

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Zora Neale Hurston – Episode 3 African American Folklorists, Writers and the Blues

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This Episode Highlights the life and works of Writer, Ethnologist and Folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. A stable of the South, a friend and colleague of Langston Hughes,…

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The Social Implications of the Negro Spiritua

Published by Lamont jack Pearley In my studies and research, I was reminded of an article written by John Lovell and I encourage yu all to read it. I will be conducting a thesis or utilizing it in an upcoming video.   The Social Implications of the Negro Spiritual* JOHN LOVELL, JR. Early Criticism of Spirituals May 30, 1867 is an important date in the history of Negro culture. On that date, in the New York Nation, there appeared a notice of the first attempt to collect and understand Negro…

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LANGSTON HUGHES BLUES LITERATURE

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley African American History, The Blues, African American Literature and our culture is and has always been one in the same. And in celebrations to that, I wish to post an excerpt of a great short story by the amazing Langston Hughes called — “The Blues I’m a Playin’” Enjoy the read– Works by Langston Hughes The Blues I’m Playing by Langston Hughes    I    |    II    |    III    |    IV    |    V   Oceola Jones, pianist, studied under Philippe in Paris. Mrs. Dora Ellsworth paid her bills. The…

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